Peace Be Still
Written by Rachael on 30th May 2020
“I’m blown away thinking about this right now,” shares Hope Darst about her new season with Fair Trade Services. “I’m turning 40 this year, and to think that at 40 I’m signing my first recording contract makes me cry knowing the story God has written for me – and the beautiful stories He writes for all of us that we can’t even imagine. I dreamed of being an artist for 25 years, and then laid that dream aside to pursue what God had called me to do – raise a family and serve local church. I never imagined that 15 years later, God would lead me back to my first dream of writing and releasing music as an artist. What I’ve learned is that when we stay surrendered and keep saying ‘Yes’ to the season God puts in front of you, He writes an amazing story over our lives. So whatever you have in your life that might look finished or over, you have no idea what God could bring to life again.”
Hope Darst has faithfully spent much of her adult life knocking on some music related doors. She moved to Nashville when she was 19 and bounced around working various odd jobs and exploring different aspects of the music business. During this time, she met her husband, David, and went on to have two girls. Eventually feeling called into full-time ministry, Darst spent a decade as the worship leader for her local church and on the road with conferences and events.